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05 December 2009
Cardiff Blues fans are being given the chance to tackle the Welsh language as well as cheer on their region when the Cardiff side clash with French rugby giants Toulouse.
Ahead of kick-off in the Heineken Cup match on Saturday, December 12, Blues supporters will receive a Welsh lesson from Cardiff University’s Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Welsh for Adults Centre.
The short lesson, entitled 'Warm up your Welsh', will include learning common rugby terms such as 'scrum' (sgrym), 'run' (rhedeg), ‘sidestep’ (ochrgamu) and 'Blues' (Gleision).
The Welsh package is on offer to encourage more people to speak Welsh through their love of rugby.
The session takes place at Cardiff City Stadium’s VIP area at 1.30pm and finishes at 3.30pm, quarter of an hour before kick-off. The package costs £29 and includes a hot buffet, quiz, Q&A session with the players and a prime seat.
Rachel Heath-Davies, director of the Welsh Assembly Government-funded Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Welsh for Adults Centre, said: "The idea behind our collaboration with Cardiff Blues is to inspire people to learn the language while watching something they are passionate about.
"It will be great to hear people cheering on their team in both Welsh and English."
35 places remain for the Welsh session. To book your ticket contact the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Welsh for Adults Centre on 029 2087 4710 or go to www.learnwelsh.co.uk
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